Monday, April 29, 2013

Culture Services

Using his amazing sense of colour and design Ian Murray creates these two spreads for French editorial client; Culture Services.  Ian says "The job was to enliven a feature on The Public Sectors' use of a range of communication tools such as TV, radio, and social media."

Friday, April 26, 2013

DinoZoo 2

Andy Council has been working on a large scale project with Bristol Zoo to promote the return of DinoZoo, a host of 12 life-like animatronic dinosaurs taking up residence at the attraction. Over the last few weeks, Andy has attracted crowds at local shopping centres around Bristol, who have all eagerly looked on as he creates dinosaur masterpieces using only a spray can, a 20ft by 10ft board and his imagination. Andy has also been visiting schools in Bristol and South Wales to get an insight into the young pupils' local community and buildings, through their drawings and ideas. From this material, he has created a host of dinosaur illustrations, whose bodies are comprised of various landmarks relevant to the school’s area. Each dinosaur illustration is displayed within the Bristol Zoo grounds and is there for all to see as of the DinoZoo2 launch last month. Andy said, “My work involves dinosaurs and Bristol landmarks, so the DinoZoo project at Bristol Zoo Gardens is a perfect fit for me. I enjoy involving the local community, both the people and places!”

DinoZoo2 will be open every day until Sunday September 8 2013, and is free with Zoo admission. It will give visitors the chance to get up-close to this amazing new breed of dinosaurs and learn even more about their incredible characteristics.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Miss Led at the Saatchi Gallery

Miss Led with the model


Last week's Live Painting event in the Basement area of the Book Club has culminated in a 'fantastic showcase' at the Saatchi Gallery this week. Miss Led took part in the event; organised by Subism Collective and Liquitex Artist Materials to produce 'Life Shrinks and Expands in Proportion to Ones Courage', painted in acrylic on canvas and sized at 1 x 1.5 metres. Miss Led says "It was amazing. Such an opportunity. And such an accolade to have work at the Saatchi."

Lucia the Shoe Illustrator

After the success of Jacqueline Bissett at the London Selfridges store, it was time for Lucia Emanuela Curzi  to become 'Shoe Illustrator' at stores in Manchester and Birmingham. Lucia says of her experience "... I was live painting at Selfridges in Manchester and painted about 10 shoes, 7 or 8 boxes (or maybe more, I was so busy that (I) couldn't count them!). From 11am to 4.30pm there were so many enthusiastic people that had been in a queue to have their shoes and boxes painted. A couple also asked to paint the soles of their Kurt Geiger' Wedding Shoes and in the previous week I painted a girl's shoe for the prom night." 
This was certainly a fun experience very well suited to Lucia's spontaneous drawing style.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Elliott Barnes

This full body portrait of architect Elliott Barnes has been drawn by Richard Phipps. Currently being used on the architect's website, Richard has used his talents as both portrait artist and pen and ink master to create this wonderful piece.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Love is in The Air

To be able to design and illustrate an invitation for your own wedding is a marvellous thing, and exactly what Jessica Townsend has done. This peach of an image full of nature and happiness invites some lucky guests to the couple's big day. Congratulations Jessica and Paul!

Friday, April 19, 2013

More Bluewater for Hannah

Representing Bluewater Shopping Centre for the rest of the year is Hannah Davies with this zesty banner. Take a look at their Facebook page.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Elephant Parade Tour

Fresh talent with us, Victoria Scott has had the good news that her Elephant Parade 2013 design has been selected as part of the upcoming tour. Victoria will be one of the artists given a model of a baby elephant to paint with her design, which will then be exhibited in London before a year long tour to cities and towns all over the UK. Victoria says "My design " An unforgettable journey" which tells the story of the elephants journey will be auctioned off in Aid of the Asian Elephant Foundation".  

Reel Fashion Project

Lucia Emanuela Curzi works with Air Paris and Reel Shanghai to produce several exquisite illustrations for the Reel Fashion Show. Completed towards the end of last year, the advertising campaign is now live in the lavish department store in Shanghai. Lucia says "...a lot of high-luxury fashion brands were involved directly in the creative process featuring fashion illustrations from the Spring Summer 2013 collections; Alexander Mcqueen, Alexander Wang, Gucci, Marni, Moncler, Givenchy, Saint Laurent, Stella McCartney, Lanvin, Emilio Pucci, Sergio Rossi, Bobby Brown, Mac, Lancome, Clinique and Clarins." The work was also included in a fashion illustrated magazine/look book called "The Reel Spring Magazine' which is for clients inside the store and features 35 illustrations. Light boxes inside and outside the mall, life size cut-outs of the models and a maxi poster and invitation card, were also part of this major fashion event.

Prevost Tackles Health Issue

Mikela Prevost creates an illustration with impact for Marquette University. The image illustrates an article on the dilema of African American women being over looked in the AIDS/HIV+ community.